JS goes to budget session tomorrow

Jatiya Sangsad 20th session
Parliament Bhaban. Star file photo

The budget session for the 2018-19 fiscal of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) begins tomorrow morning.

It will be the 21st session of the current Jatiya Sangsad and last budget of the incumbent Awami League government.

President M Abdul Hamid on May 16 summoned the session exercising the power bestowed upon him by the Article 72 (1) of the country's Constitution.

The House proceeding will begin at 11:00 am tomorrow with Parliament Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury in the chair.

Meanwhile, a few hours before the House proceeding starts, a meeting of the Working Advisory Committee of the Jatiya Sangsad will fix the schedule of country's 47th and fifth budget of the current government.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will place the budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-19 at 12:30 pm on June 7. The proposed budget for FY2018-19 will be passed in this session.

As the finance minister, Muhith will place his 12th budget. Muhith placed his first budget for FY1982-83 during the Ershad government.

According to the Parliament Secretariat, all preparations have been completed to hold the session timely and as part of the budget session, a "Budget Information Help Desk" has been set up at the third level of the Northern-East Block of the Parliament Bhaban.

Apart from the budget, some important bills may pass in the current session.

Earlier, the 20th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad began on April 8 and concluded April 12. A total of five bills were passed during five working days of the 20th session.



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